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Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
St. Clether
National Grid Reference:
SX 20548 84382


ST CLETHER SX 28 SW 4/173 Church of St Clether - GV II*

Parish church dedicated to St Clether. Norman origins with circa C15 tower; the church , excluding the tower, was largely rebuilt in 1865. Snecked local stone with granite ashlar tower. Slate roof, the nave and chancel in one and the south aisle with a lean-to roof. Plan: Nave and chancel, 5 bay south aisle, south porch, west tower and vestry. The church has a Norman font and three Norman capitals in the south aisle. The main body of the church was largely rebuilt in 1865 with the exception of the C15 tower. Exterior: West tower of 3 stages with moulded plinth and strings and battlemented parapet. Blocked west door with 4-centred roll-moulded granite arch. 3-light Perpendicular west window and 3-light Perpendicular belfry lights with slate louvers. The church has one and two-light lancets lighting the nave and south aisle and a 3- light lancet east window. C19 south porch with possibly reused pointed roll moulded arch with stiff leaf stylised capitals and round columns. Inner south door with C19 4-centred arch. Interior: Unplastered walls. C19 arch-braced roof to nave with cusped bracing in chancel. High chamfered granite depressed 2-centred tower arch on corbelled brackets. 5-bay south aisle; the first three piers from the west reuse scalloped capitals from three thick circular Norman piers. The piers appear to have been rebuilt and the pointed arcade arches are unmoulded. The two bays towards the east end have a central square pier. C19 furnishings and pulpit with C19 Commandment boards at east end. Very simple Norman font with round bowl with rim and roughly round shaft with rope band. Pevsner, N. and Radcliffe, E. The Buildings of England, Cornwall 2nd ed. 1970.

Listing NGR: SX2054884382


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Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, (1970)


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 17 Sep 2004
Reference: IOE01/13308/25
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